Country singer Daniel Lee Martin found dead amid child sex abuse charges

Lawrence Kim
February 18, 2020

Daniel Lee Martin, 54, was found lifeless from a self-inflicted gunshot at a dwelling in New Port Richey, Florida, on Friday afternoon, in accordance to the Pasco County Sheriff's Business office.

Martin was arrested on January 27 after his alleged victim told cops the musician exposed himself to them while they were sitting on a sofa. Soon after Martin did not react to attempts to make get hold of with him, a SWAT crew entered the property and uncovered his human body.

Those charges included three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of soliciting to commit aggravated sexual battery, and two counts of indecent exposure and solicitation to commit rape on a child. They claimed Martin fondled himself and shared pornographic images. The child, who was staying at his home at the time, told her mother, who then contacted police.

'When deputies made entry to the residence, they discovered Martin deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, ' the statement added.

Police confirmed that the alleged child sex abuse victim had spent the night at Martin's house on multiple occasions.

That was not the first time that Martin had been charged with child sex abuse offenses. These incidents reportedly took place between May of 2014 and January of 2018 and involved three children ranging in age from 9 years old to 12 years old. His was released after paying a bail of $ 15,000. The musician turned himself in and was scheduled for trial in March. At various times he opened for Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Vince Gill. McQueen filed for divorce after his arrests became public in 2018. He released the album "All That I Am" in 2004 and followed it up with "On My Way to You" in 2007. He and his ex-wife also Julie McQueen appeared in the Carbon TV show Til Death Do Us Part.

"Martin had also hosted three television shows - "Brotherhood Outdoors" and "Backstage and Backroads", equally on the Sportsman Channel, and "'Till Demise Do Us Element" on CarbonTV.

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